Carol Hamlett

Founder and Director, Carol Hamlett made MBE

We’ve had plenty to celebrate this January, as our Founder and Director, Carol Hamlett was made a Member of the British Empire for service to vulnerable people.

Following many years working in the homelessness sector, and frustrated about the way drug, alcohol and homelessness services were delivered, Carol left her job and alongside Donna McDonald and John Mayhew opened Transforming Choice in 2012. The trio went about designing service that would provide a safe space for people to be their authentic selves and address trauma, and deliver a truly person centred programme that would enable people to regain control over their lives, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to make positive choices.

Since opening the doors of Transforming Choice, over 600 people have accessed our alcohol detox and rehabilitation programme. Carol’s courage and bravery has undoubtedly saved many lives over the years.

Congratulations, Carol – from your colleagues and friends at Transforming Choice!